MOMS WITH CLOUT: In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, Working Mother has released its annual list of the “50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016,” on workingmother.com. The list recognizes moms who inspire people and make a difference in the world and includes women from arts/entertainment, fashion/tastemakers, finance/business, media/marketing, philanthropy, politics, retail/manufacturing and tech/science.
New to the list are women such as singers Adele and Carrie Underwood; actor Viola Davis; Chelsea Clinton; Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization; Joanna Coles, editor, Cosmopolitan and editorial director of Seventeen, and Delphine Arnault, executive vice president of Louis Vuitton.
Women in the fashion world who made the list are Tory Burch; Victoria Beckham; Emmanuelle Alt, editor in chief of Vogue Paris; Jenna Lyons, creative director of J. Crew, and Sara Blakely, founder and chief executive officer of Spanx. From the retail world, the list includes Gisel Ruiz, executive vice president of Wal-Mart International; Rosalind Brewer, president and ceo of Sam’s Club, and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail and online stores at Apple.
From the tech world, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook; Katie Jacobs Stanton, vice president of global media, Twitter; Marissa Mayer, ceo of Yahoo; Susan Wojcicki, ceo of YouTube, and Lorraine Twohill, senior vice president of global marketing at Google, scored spots on the list.
In the celebrity world, powerful moms cited included Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon, Madonna, Kerry Washington, Melissa McCarthy, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie.
“What makes a mom powerful is more than just her impressive income and professional stature. It includes her ability to inspire us, to change our thinking and to change the world through advocacy. For many of this year’s winners, her power is by sheer proxy of example,” said Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media.
For the full list, see http://www.workingmother.com/50-most-powerful-moms-2016